Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for youth pastors and their teams for the past 20 years. Youth Pastor Summit, valued at $300, is provided as a gift to youth pastors, youth workers, youth volunteers, and educators as an encouragement and investment in those who are making a lasting impact in the lives of students. This is a two-day conference that includes speakers, labs, worship, lunch, and free resources for student ministries.

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Dates

Making a lasting impact

Artists & Speakers

Levi Lusko

Levi Lusko

Author, Speaker, Pastor of Fresh Life Church
Bob Goff

Bob Goff

New York Times Best Selling Author
Dr. Robert Smith, Jr.

Dr. Robert Smith, Jr.

Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity, Beeson School of Divinity
Brent Crowe

Brent Crowe

Vice-President of SLU
Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho

Founder of Quest Church & One Day's Wages
Dr. Jay Strack

Dr. Jay Strack

President & Founder of SLU
Megan Fate Marshman

Megan Fate Marshman

Author & Speaker
Brad Lomenick

Brad Lomenick

Leadership Consultant, Author & Speaker
Tedashii

Tedashii

Hip Hop & Rap Artist
Danielle Strickland

Danielle Strickland

Speaker, Author, Social Justice Advocate
Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Worldview Expert
Greg Stier

Greg Stier

Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries
David Nasser

David Nasser

Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development, Liberty University
Ben Trueblood

Ben Trueblood

Director of Student Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources
Jeff Wallace

Jeff Wallace

Executive Director of the LIFT Tour and YPS
Steve Cherrico

Steve Cherrico

Executive Director of First Priority Greater Nashville
Ryan McDermott

Ryan McDermott

Director of Students & Young Adults, Christ Fellowship Church
Joseph Sojourner

Joseph Sojourner

Rapper, Writer, and Communicator
Billy Young

Billy Young

Next Generation Ministries Lead Catalyst, Florida Baptist Convention
Robert E. Purvey

Robert E. Purvey

Pastor of Youth & Young Adults at Antioch Fellowship Church
Clint Ivy

Clint Ivy

Minister to Students, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Kurt Johnston

Kurt Johnston

Saddleback Church
Garrett Wagoner

Garrett Wagoner

Evangelist & Speaker
Mary Margaret West

Mary Margaret West

Girls Ministry Specialist
Sherran Kim

Sherran Kim

Student Evangelism Specialist
Jared Hall

Jared Hall

Illusionist
Bethany Barr-Phillips

Bethany Barr-Phillips

Worship Leader
The Met Collective

The Met Collective

Worship Band
Michael Farren

Michael Farren

Worship Leader
Cluster of Students

Cluster of Students

Worship Band
More Artists and Speakers Coming Soon!

More Artists and Speakers Coming Soon!

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FAQs

What meals are provided?

Through the generosity of our Event Sponsors, lunch is being provided on the second day. 

Can I come to YPS if I have not registered?

We do allow walk-up registrations the day of the event as long as YPS has not reached capacity. While meals or resource bags are not guaranteed for walk-up registrations, you will be able to enjoy all other aspects of YPS. We hope to see you there.

 

Can my organization be an exhibitor at this event?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the 2018 information packet of levels and to apply online. 

Can my spouse attend?

Of course! We love when families do ministry together. Make sure you register them under their separate account so they are guaranteed a spot. Each account is linked to an email address. 

 

Do I need to sign up for breakout labs in advance?

No. On the day of the event, breakout labs will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Two weeks before the event, you will receive an event briefing via email with descriptions to better help you choose the breakouts that would be best for you and your team.

How do I register?

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.

Individual Registration: YPS is individual registration so each attendee needs to sign up through his or her own registration account as the system will not allow duplicate email addresses. 

Group or Family  Registration: We do not have a group or family registration for YPS. You are not able to sign up your groups through one account.   Everyone must have their own account with a unique email address.

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.

 

I have a small child, can they attend with me?

We think families are great, and time together is important.  Yet, this event is only for those who are 18 and older and who have graduated high school. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home or arrange childcare for outside of the conference.

Is the conference really free?

Through the generosity of Lifeway Students and other sponsors, this conference is being provided at no charge to all attendees. Lunch is provided, but you are on your own the rest of your meals as well as lodging if needed.

Who should attend YPS?

The Youth Pastor Summit is geared to all Youth Pastors and Key Youth Leaders (staff or volunteers). It is also open to Christian educators. All attendees must be 18 years or older. 

Will the sessions be recorded, and if so, where can I purchase them?

We will make every effort to offer this option at the conference, but this depends on speaker agreements for the year.  More information will be posted closer to the event time.  

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Lifeway Students

Lifeway Students

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